G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in secure outsourcing in countries and sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. We make a difference by helping people to operate in safe and secure environments where they can thrive and prosper and we believe this role can only grow in importance. G4S is the largest employer on the London Stock Exchange, with operations in more than 125 countries and over 620,000 employees. In this annual report we feature the important work carried out by our employees across our 125 countries. We are proud of the role they play in securing your world. With strong market positions in developed and developing markets complementing global outsourcing trends, G4S has a sustainable growth strategy. Our strategy for enhanced growth consists of the following key components. 1.Drive outsourcing in all markets 2.Focus on sectors where security and safety are key 3.Develop long-term partnerships with large customers 4.Transfer expertise from more developed markets into key developing markets 5.Acquire businesses to accelerate organic growth potential
Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
611,366 (est)+2%
G4S was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in London, GB

G4S Office Locations

G4S has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
105 Victoria St

G4S Data and Metrics

G4S Financial Metrics

G4S's revenue was reported to be £6.9 b in FY, 2015 which is a 0% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2015)

6.9 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

28 m

Market capitalization (21-Sep-2017)

4.2 b

Closing share price (21-Sep-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2015)

443 m
G4S's current market capitalization is £4.2 b.
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


7.1 b6.9 b6.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Pre tax profit

(190 m)128 m78 m

Net Income

(243 m)82 m28 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


532 m422 m443 m

Accounts Receivable

1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b

Current Assets

2.3 b1.9 b2 b


806 m873 m792 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash From Operating Activities

372 m265 m283 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(114 m)(432 m)(175 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(53 m)(46 m)(50 m)
GBPY, 2015


11.2 k

Financial Leverage

7 x
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G4S Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Retention Rate


Annual Contract Value

£5.5 b£5.7 b£6.8 b


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G4S Market Value History

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G4S Job Categories

Traffic Overview of G4S

G4S Online and Social Media Presence

G4S News and Updates

G4S shares rocket on positive results

G4S shares flew this morning after posting revenue growth, revealing a strong pipeline and making progress against a company overhaul initiated three years ago. The group's chief executive also made upbeat comments about US President Donald Trump's economic plans, saying "what's good for our cust…

Security firm G4S reports results this week

Security firm G4S will be reporting its 2016 full year results on Wednesday, the same day as the budget. This week’s numbers will spotlight the extent to which the group's chief exec, Ashley Almanza has been successful in turning around the beleaguered company. Investors will be keen to see wh…

G4S to limit filming asylum seekers in their homes without consent

Security firm to scrap contentious use of constant recording by instructing staff to use cameras only when felt threatenedG4S has partially backed down in a row about filming asylum seekers in their own homes without their consent after campaigners threatened to sue the security firm for alleged pri…

G4S filmed asylum seekers in their own homes without consent

Information commissioner raises concern and campaigners threaten legal action over security firm’s use of body-worn camerasCampaigners are threatening to sue the private security giant G4S over alleged privacy and data protection breaches after it began filming asylum seekers in their own homes with…

G4S should be a failed company by now. But the government won’t allow it | Simon Hattenstone and Eric Allison

Despite a litany of failures, most recently losing control of HMP Birmingham, G4S continues to be bailed out by the state and awarded new contractsWhen is a private sector company not a private sector company? When it is repeatedly bailed out by government as soon as it finds itself in a fix. And G4…

G4S must pay for cost of Birmingham prison riot, says Liz Truss

Justice secretary tells MPs private security firm running the jail will have to foot bill for deploying public sector elite teamsThe private security company G4S will have to foot the bill for the public sector Tornado special squads sent in to end the 12-hour riot at its Birmingham prison, the just…
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